MINOT, N.D. ( – The U.S. Postal Service celebrates the fun of America’s state and county fairs with four stamps. The whimsical artwork of the stamps is meant to evoke a nostalgic feeling for America’s fairs past and present. The stamps show a traditional fair theme where communities gather to socialize and have fun.

U.S. Postal Service Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President David E. Williams will give a presentation on Thursday, July 25, at 11 a.m. during the North Dakota State Fair on Stage 2.

The colorful stamps include one scene across four stamps to celebrate the fun of America’s state and county fairs. The stamp shows farmers unloading produce behind a white fence. In the second stamp, a child holding a chicken sits atop the same fence, with carnival rides—a Ferris wheel and merry-go-round—in the background. Those rides can be seen in the third stamp, where some fair goers admire the livestock behind the fence while others walk, balloons in hand, toward a sweets stand. The last stamp shows children at the stand buying treats from the vendor.

The art director was Greg Breeding. Mike Ryan designed the stamps with original art by Mick Wiggins.

The State and County Fairs stamps are being issued as Forever stamps and will always be equal in value to the current First-Class Mail 1-ounce price.

The stamps will be available for purchase July 25. Pre-orders for the State and County Fairs stamps can be reserved through The Postal Store at